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Author Scott, John, 1949-
Title Envisioning sociology : Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and the quest for social reconstruction / John Scott, Ray Bromley.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2013]

Author Scott, John, 1949-
Subject Branford, Victor.
Geddes, Patrick, Sir, 1854-1932.
Sociologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Sociology -- Great Britain -- History.
Alt Name Bromley, Ray.
Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Victorian and Edwardian Sociology -- Geddes, Branford, and Gurney: Personal Partnerships -- Organizing an Intellectual Vision -- Environment, Region, and Social Reconstruction -- Planning the Built Environment: Civics and Conservative Surgery -- Socialization, Citizenship, and the University Militant -- Cooperation, Finance, and Capitalism -- Financiers, the Credit System, and the Third Alternative -- Failure of a Sociological Project.
Summary "Envisioning Sociology is a landmark work, the first major study of the founding of sociology in Britain and the enormous contributions made by the intellectual circle led by Victor Branford and Patrick Geddes. Authors John Scott and Ray Bromley chronicle the biographical connections and personal partnerships of the circle's key participants, their international connections, their organization-building work, and the business activities that underpinned their efforts. Branford and Geddes fashioned an ambitious and wide-ranging interdisciplinary vision, drawing on geography, anthropology, economics, and urban planning, in addition to sociology. This vision was an integral part of a project of social reconstruction, a "third way" eschewing both liberalism and communism in favor of cooperation, redistribution, and federalism. Envisioning Sociology uncovers a previously hidden history of the social sciences, giving readers a fascinating glimpse into early twentieth-century social science and political economy, while demonstrating the contemporary relevance of the ideas of these underrated figures. Although Branford and Geddes failed to establish the grand sociology they envisioned, their ideas helped develop the theory and practice of community development, participatory democracy, bioregionalism, historic preservation, and neighborhood upgrading."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461929307 (electronic bk.)
146192930X (electronic bk.)
1438447329 (electronic bk.)
9781438447322 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 844924414
Additional Format Print version: Scott, John, 1949- Envisioning sociology. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2013 9781438447315 (DLC) 2012027767 (OCoLC)800352575

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